Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional 64 bit

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  1. hemingway60

    hemingway60 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit as soon as the RTM came out. I then activated it using Windows Loader by Daz. It's been activated for like 9 months now but I never tried installing WAT; scared that I might be flagged as using un-genuine windows. Recently I found out a MAK Key with around 8000 activations left in it. I tried it in W7 Pro VM and it worked. I tried installing WAT on it and it passed the test successfully.
    Here's my question: Since that key is legit and passed the validation test, is it worth downgrading to the Professional version of Windows 7? Is the process completely safe? (I upgraded from XP to Vista and then to Windows 7 when it came out flawlessly so this procedure should be successful since its the same version of windows)

    Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    The loader might last longer than the key since that key is all over the net and might get blacklisted then all of a sudden you'll get deactivated

    Just keep loader and ultimate
     
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  4. urie

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    That is not worth the time and effort you are quicker with fresh install, he should either stay with OEM:SLP method loader or mod bios and be permanent. As stated Enterprise Key will get blacklisted eventually.
     
  5. hemingway60

    hemingway60 MDL Junior Member

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    How will it get blacklisted? There is a limited amount of activations in it. Once the limit is reached, no one can activate their windows with that key.
     
  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Usually keys are meant for single users or companies so when it gets passed around all over the net sometimes MS blacklists that key ;)
     
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  7. hemingway60

    hemingway60 MDL Junior Member

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    Lol, I searched the key on Google and came out with only 2 pages. What about the OEM SLP keys? Especially the lenovo one. MS blacklisted it only because it filled the whole internet.
     
  8. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    That key won't stay on those two pages forever. The first leaked Lenovo Ultimate key is, and will forever be the only blacklisted OEM:SLP key for Windows 7.

    ;)
     
  9. urie

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    Agreed :) and that was because it was leaked from some levono employee even before they sent out OEM:SLP machines so key was blacklisted before rollout.
     
  10. hemingway60

    hemingway60 MDL Junior Member

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    Might get blacklisted but I doubt it. So Daz's loader can fool WAT with no problem? Won't MS detect that windows has been tempered with? Especially in their upcoming SP1 which will detect any loader's or cracks?
     
  11. urie

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    You think it wont get blacklisted :D

    I have two enterprise keys.
    one i have never given out it still has 500 activations left.
    the other key found on the net that when checked 3 days ago had 10495 activation left,
    i just checked again this moment and it is down to 8517.

    Can i say any more the minute it is given out forget it, wont last long.
     
  12. hemingway60

    hemingway60 MDL Junior Member

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    Lol, I think the MAK key you mentioned is the one I'm trying to use. It has 8342 right now. But why would it get blacklisted? Once the limit is reached, the key becomes unusable and no more machines will get activated using it.
     
  13. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Because it was improperly used through the eyes of MS and they blacklist such inappropriate use but hey use it and we'll consider your temporary activation a test or something :p...lol
     
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  15. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I think urie suggested for you to just install ultimate and save time and effort. I'm uncertain if it's safe. Also clean install is the way to go ;)
     
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  16. hemingway60

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    I wouldn't have wasted my time then. I have lots of programs installed besides many tweaks and settings which I made. I don't want repeat all that again. Besides, I can revert back to Ultimate if I do get blacklisted, right?
     
  17. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    urie already took your situation into account and advised what would avoid you "wasting" your time

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...te-to-Professional-64-bit?p=303661#post303661
     
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  18. urie

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    Everyone has windows setup the way they want it with tweaks programs e.c.t most have backups of there system. But eventually you still need a fresh install it's up to you whether you do downgrade i can't say if its safe i know it works but anything can happen power cut hard drive failure e.c.t. if i was that bothered i would flash my bios or just buy windows. And that is even worse
    even more time spent.
     
  19. ar_seven_am

    ar_seven_am MDL Senior Member

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    Just wondering, why oh why anyone here intended to use some old trick that will get caught by MS rather than use safe methode ,without worry having blacklist key n get annoying message "Windows is not genuine" everytime? Is it so hard to be "friend" with MS with OEM methode rather than to be "enemy" with this vl/mak key methode???
     
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  20. Rosco

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    Why would anyone do this ?????????????????????????????????
     
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